3 Ways to Get Organized for PTO Just in Time for the Holidays

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Here come the holidays! Which means extra food, extra parties, extra gifts, and…best of all, extra requests for some time off from your staff! The flood of requests can induce a few moments of panic, especially if your business tends to pick up at this time of year. But if you plan ahead and stay… Read more »

How Can You Support Your Employees Who Have Kids Going Back to School?

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It’s that time of year again! The start of school can be stressful for any family—new routines, a change in schedule, a tough transition for everyone. And no matter what, the chances are good that some of that stress will carry over into your employees’ work life, so it could be a tough transition for… Read more »

How Can You Protect Your Workers and Your Business This Summer?

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Workplace injuries can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. According to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers nationwide pay almost $1 billion each week to cover workers’ compensation costs. In order to prevent workplace accidents and minimize these expenses for your company, you need to be proactive in identifying the health… Read more »

Resources for Employee Performance Reviews

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Annual performance reviews are a crucial part of employee development. It’s a great opportunity to discuss job performance, set goals for professional development, establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission, and discuss expectations and accomplishments. Here are some tips and some links for effective employee performance reviews. 5 Tips For Running Great Reviews Tip… Read more »

The Positive Impact of Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is really crucial in any organization because it has a direct impact on how productive, efficient, and innovative an employee is. It’s how committed and involved an employee is towards the company’s mission and core values. When employees are engaged, they care about the well-being of their company and work hard to make… Read more »

5 Reasons To Get Rid of Most of Your Meetings

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Ugh, everybody hates meetings. They can be a real waste of time if you don’t manage them right. And if your company routinely schedules inefficient meetings, then team members will start to skip them. But important meetings can be really useful and really productive if they’re planned and run the right way. Most meetings are… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Work Expectations Clear for Your Employees

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When performance expectations aren’t clear to employees, those employees become unhappy at work—they feel disengaged, unmotivated, and sometimes even alienated from their co-workers and managers. By clearly expressing expectations, every employee will know what their job is and exactly what they need to do to be successful. They can set goals, be fairly evaluated, and… Read more »

Effective Ways To Implement Changes In Your Organization

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Change isn’t easy in any organization. People become accustomed to routine and find comfort in old habits. People panic when their favorite restaurant changes the menu or there’s a new instructor in their workout class, so a policy shift at work that might affect their career, could be earthshattering. Here are four ways to implement… Read more »

What Do You Do When an Employee Quits?

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Eventually, even the best companies have employees who resign. The reasons are often out of your control, but you can handle what happens next. Be patient, empathetic, and positive as you listen to their reasons. Next, if the employee informs you of his departure in person, immediately ask for a written letter that states his… Read more »

HR is Changing—Here’s What You Need to Do to Fill Your Management Toolbox of the Future

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Management is about more than just maximizing the bottom line. There are lots of intangibles that an innovative manager must have to get good results. Mostly a good manager knows how to understand and communicate with his employees. With the right actions, you can grow great employees, retain them, keep them engaged, and be a… Read more »